Bloomsday 2024

Irish Network Minnesota’s

7th Annual Bloomsday Festival

Thursday – June 13, 2024

5-8 PM


995 7th Street W. – Saint Paul, MN 55102

$25 at the door includes: Appetizers, 1 drink ticket (beer or wine), live music, céilí dance, dramatic readings, best period dress contest, croquet and presentation of our annual IN MN Bloomsday Literary Award. Family friendly event – children 14 and under get in free.
Period dress encouraged but not necessary.

Click here to purchase tickets to this year’s Bloomsday Festival

We will also be announcing Irish Network Minnesota’s Fourth Annual Bloomsday Literary Award at our Bloomsday Festival – $1,000 prize.

We have extended our submission timeline. Please send your electronic literary submissions to [email protected] or [email protected] by June 10, 2024.

Here are the details for submitting your work to us at Irish Network MN:

Calling all Minnesota published writers of poetry!

Irish Network Minnesota is hosting the 4th Annual Bloomsday Literary Award as part of the Irish Network MN’s 7th Annual Bloomsday Festival! The poetry book contest will be open to all published (and self-published) Minnesota writers.

Submissions are open until June 10, 2024.


The entries will be judged on:

  • Celtic subject matter, viewpoint or context
  • Unique writing style
  • Creativity

Submission guidelines

Electronic submissions via e-mail only, reprints and multiple submissions will be accepted if submitted by individual e-mail.


  • $1000 Award
  • The judges’ decisions will be finalized by June 12, 2024, with the announcement of the winner at Irish Network MN’s 7th Annual Bloomsday Festival, Thursday, June 13, 2024.